Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Eclectic Paperie and a Paper Bag Album

Hello everyone! Today I want to share a fun little travel album that I made with paper lunch bags.  I used the Tim Holtz Paper Stash - Menagerie to create this fun eclectic album.
We'll start with the cover.  I made the cover using pieces of blank12x12 Chipboard from the EP store. I can't tell you how handy it is to have this blank chipboard on hand.  I use it for so many different projects.  It's a must have staple in my stash.
I covered two pieces of chipboard with Tim Hotlz Menagerie papers and the embellished with Prima's Cartographer papers by fussy cutting ballons from the paper. I also added Prima Cartographer 12x12 Paper - Chipboard Self-Adhesive Pieces a few flowers and some embellishments from my stash. To hold the whole album together I created a fun faux leather binder that I made from Kraft paper, an embossing folder and Inka Gold in Copper color.
 Now for the inside of the album. This album was made by adhering paper bags together back to back leaving the flap to create pockets.  It also leaves the paper bag itself open to insert tags or keepsakes.  I will be using this album for a trip I took to Jackson, WY and to Idaho.  Here is what the inside of this album looks like.  It's loaded with tags and pockets, lots of space to keep your souvenirs from your trip.

 You can insert these tags into the opening of the paper bag and use it for photos or journaling.

 opening of the paper bag...can be used for souvenirs.

Prima Cartographer 12x12 Paper - Chipboard Self-Adhesive Pieces

Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Paper Stash - Menagerie

 I hope you enjoyed this album.  If there is any technique you would like to learn with this album please leave a comment and I'll be happy to help.

 Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Swirlydoos Celestial Summer Kit Second Reveal

Hello everyone, Debbie with you today to share my second reveal project with Swirlydoos July kit 
Celestial Summer. I have 5 grand daughters and each one of them are a girly girl.  When I started this little Ballerina Keepsake Box it was with them in mind. 

 I started out by making the Ballerina slippers and then painting the wooden box to match.  The embellishments in the main kit are perfect for this little box.  I added a little modeling paste to the box along with drywall tape in random areas.  I finished up with a little gesso and chalk ink.

I finished up the Celestial Summer Kit with a final layout.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Gina's Designs Artist Trading Blocks

Hello everyone, today I want  to share my version of Gina’s Designs Artist Trading Blocks.  I LOVE these!!!   These are such a great idea and take Trading to the next level.  Not only do you have a great time making these but have an amazing and different project to trade with a friend!

I started out by painting the blocks with acrylic paint, adhering patterned paper and then using some modeling paste and a stencil with a honeycomb pattern.  I rubbed a little chalk ink over the modeling pasted to make it pop.
Next I cut small pieces of the honeycomb chipboard and rubbed it with Viva D├ęcor Inka Gold in Green Yellow.  For the negative pieces of honeycomb,  I embossed with green embossing powder and then rubbed with the Inka.
The bees were sprayed with Color Shine in a mustard color and then embossed with distress powder and again rubbed with Inka Gold.
That’s all for the techniques I used on the chipboard pieces.
I embellished with flowers and gave everything a final rub with the Inka Gold.
I really hope you will give these fun Artist Trading Blocks a try and we would love to see how you decorate them!


I hope you enjoyed this project and will give them a try…they are so much fun and I’ll be making more of these!
Thanks for stopping by my Blog!!

Honeycomb & Bees Large

Honeycomb & Bees Small

Artist Trading Blocks

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Swirlydoos July Scrapbook Kit Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to:
July Scrapbook Kit Reveal & Blog Hop!

If you came here from Kim's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today !! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! Make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful June collection:

Celestial Summer

And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our July scrapbook kit!

Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any July kits or add ons in the store!

Has it sold out? - become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for your monthly scrapbook kits!
*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*

 Never miss one of our kits again!

We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today !!  

I am so excited about Swirlydoos July Kit Rose is truly one of the most beautiful kits I've worked with. The projects I was able to create with this kitare some of my favorite so far!  Wait until you see what the rest of the team did with this gorgeous kit!
I'll start of with the sketch. If you'd like to play along with our sketch challenge be sure to get a copy of the sketch on the Swirlydoos blog.

Now for the details on the blog hop

So, let's get started! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! 

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Thursday, 7/10 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 7/11. In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Take your time. There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down. 
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence. 
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected. Can't wait to hear from you.

My special word is : hard
The party continues over at Maggi's blog. Have fun!
Thanks for playing along with Swirlydoos!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Eclectic Paperie and a Father's Day layout

Hi everyone! I wanted to share  my first project as a designer for the Eclectic Paperie! I thought I'd play along with the June Challenge and share my Father's Day project with you.  Although my father is no longer with us he is always on my mind, so in his honor I created this layout.  I incorporated some Burlap as my fabric.I'll share the layout with you and then I'd like to share a short video on how I made it.
A few details for you.

The supplies I used for this are available in the Electic Paperie Store. Here's a few links for you for some of the product used on this layout.
Prima- Cartographer collection
Distress Ink - Shabby Shutters, Vintage Photo and Rusty Hinge
Tim Holtz Patterned Paper Pads
Tim Holtz Layering Templates
Splash of Color Silks -
Prima Cartographer 12x12 Paper - Chipboard Self-Adhesive Pieces

The remainder of the products used on this layout are from my personal stash.

Thanks for stopping by the my blog and be sure to check out the Eclectic Paperie for all of your mixed media products !!!


Thursday, June 26, 2014

 Hello everyone!  I wanted to share my final projects with the June Swirlydoos kit, Rose Bouquet.  The first project I want to share is a canvas that I created with the main kit.I have to tell you that I used all but just a few scraps and of this  gorgeous kit. I did add a little chipboard, modeling paste, chalk ink and some flowers from my stash. The first project is a mixed media canvas. The photos are of Darcy and Danny's wedding...loved this photo!

 Swirlydoos is a special kit club and when I heard that all the designers created cards to go into a vault for any of our members going through a tough time I knew that this club took very good care of their members.  So I created 3 cards for the vault from this kit.I had just small bits and pieces left of the kit so I thought that paper bag cards would be perfect for this.  If you've never created a paper bag card, you're missing something that is so fun to do!  Anyway, here are my 3 paper bag cards.

These cards are so much fun and they have lots of pockets and tags for photos.  If you open the top of the bag you can include goodies like stamp sets or anything that will fit in the bag.
As always, thanks for stopping by the Swirlydoos blog today!


Disclaimer:This post was created and pre-scheduled to post on the 26th of June at 8:30 am. 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Altered Box Tutorial

Hello everyone! Today I want to share a video tutorial on how to make these altered boxes with the Swirlydoos June kit " "Rose Bouquet".  I loved how this kit had so many bright colors and the Lindy's embossing powder was amazing!  I say 'was" because I used every speck of it!

Here are the boxes I made with this gorgeous kit.

The flowers are handmade from card stock and some of the paper from the kit.

If you have any questions on how to make these after you watch the video please don't hesitate to ask.  You can find me in the Swirlydoo's forums or shoot me and email I'll be happy to help!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!